Anthony- and Edgar-award nominated author Paul Doiron delivers another "masterpiece of high-octane narrative" (Booklist) with his newest harrowing thriller about the hunt for a murderer at the height of a major snowstormAnthony- and Edgar-award nominated author Paul Doiron delivers another "masterpiece of high-octane narrative" ( Booklist ) with his newest harrowing thriller about the hunt for a murderer at the height of a major snowstorm Maine game warden Mike Bowditch has been sent into exile, transferred by his superiors to a remote outpost on the Canadian border. When a blizzard descends on the coast, Bowditch is called to the rustic cabin of a terrified couple. A raving and halffrozen man has appeared at their door, claiming his friend is lostin the storm. But what starts as a rescue mission in the wilderness soon becomes a baffling murder investigation. The dead man is a notorious drug dealer, and state police detectives suspect it was his own friend who killed him. Bowditch isn't so sure, but his vow not to interfere in the case is tested when he finds himself powerfully attracted to a beautiful woman with a dark past and a troubled young son. The boy seems to know something about what really happened in the blizzard, but he is keeping his secrets locked in a cryptic notebook, and Mike fears for the safety of the strange child. Meanwhile, an anonymous tormentor has decided to make the new warden's life a living hell. Alone and outgunned,Bowditch turns for assistance to his old friend, the legendary bush pilot Charley Stevens. But in this snowbound landscape - where smugglers wage blood feuds by night - help seems very far away indeed. If Bowditch is going to catch a killer, he must survive on his own wits and discover strength he never knew he possessed. Praise for Trespasser:"Doiron delivers another perfectly plotted mystery peopled with multidimensional characters." - Booklist (starred review)"Suspense-filled . . . this effort more than lives up to the promise of Doiron's debut."- RT Book Review (Top Pick, 4 1/2 stars)"Doiron's plot is heart-pounding, filled with startling twists and turns . . . the stylish prose is pitch-perfect . . . The story's slam-bang ending leaves Mike's life in tatters, and the reader anxious to know what the author has in store for him next."- The Huffington Post"A complex, heartfelt, altogether impressive piece of work."- Kirkus ReviewsPraise for The Poacher's Son:"With precise and evocative prose, Paul Doiron weaves a riveting tale. . . . This is a compelling, moving, and utterly impressive debut!"- Andre Dubus III"Stunning vistas . . . eye-popping scenes."- The New York Times Book Review"Doiron is an accomplished and powerful new voice in suspense fiction."- John Lescroart"One of the best-written debut novels I've read in years."- Nelson DeMille"Outstanding . . . This evocative thriller is sure to put Doiron on several 2010 must-read lists."- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Bestselling author PAUL DOIRON is the editor in chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University and holds an MFA from Emerson College. His first book, The Poacher's Son, is the winner of the Barry award, the Strand award for best first novel, and a finalist for the Edgar and Anthony awards. Paul is a Registered Maine Guide and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife, Kristen Lindquist. Please visit his Web site at www.pauldoiron.com.